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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Social Studies

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Social Studies

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

Duration: 4 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme provides course participants with a strong foundation in pedagogy, assessment, inclusive practices and educational theory. It aims to provide those within or wishing to join the education sector with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all learners. Within this programme, learners will deepen their understanding of the individual and the role that religion, politics, health, education, mass media, amongst others, play within society.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of:

  1. An MQF Level 3 (Grade 1-5, or equivalent) in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

AND

A minimum of one of the following:

  1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in at least ONE of the following subjects: Sociology, Economics, History, or Philosophy at Advanced Level;
  2. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in at least ONE of the following subjects: Sociology, Economics, History, or Philosophy. In addition, applicants should also be in possession of a grade C or better in another subject and a grade D or better in a third subject.
  3. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better including Sociology, Economics, History or Philosophy and three intermediate subjects with a minimum grade D.

Applicants applying under the Institute for Education’s maturity clause are asked to refer to Section 2.2. of the Admission Regulations.

Course Outline

First Year

Code Description Credits
2 ECTS
3 ECTS
4 ECTS
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
10 ECTS
Education, Work and Leisure
5 ECTS
No Man is an island: The Individual and Society
5 ECTS
Culture, Religion and Identity
5 ECTS
The Humanities in Education
5 ECTS

Second Year

Code Description Credits
5 ECTS
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
4 ECTS
10 ECTS
The Human Touch
5 ECTS
Demography and Development
5 ECTS
Gender, Sexuality and Forms of Living Arrangements
5 ECTS
​The Young and Social Change
5 ECTS

Third Year

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
20 ECTS
10 ECTS
Health, Welfare and Social Inclusion
5 ECTS
Social Stratification and Inequality
5 ECTS
The Global Sustainable Village
5 ECTS

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.

Applications

Applications for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) Social Studies programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following September. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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